May 3 (UPI) -- Every year at this time, San Antonio resident David Sheffield-Scott Sr. posts a photo of his burning Tim Duncan jersey.
Sheffield-Scott has posted the picture for three consecutive NBA seasons. He did it again Monday, following the San Antonio Spurs' 27-point loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Spurs won the NBA Finals in 2013-2014 against the Miami Heat. The jersey burning started when the team lost in the first round of the 2015 Western Conference playoffs. San Antonio lost in the conference semifinals in 2016 and beat the Memphis Grizzlies in six games in its opening round series this postseason. It hosts the Rockets again at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the AT&T Center.
Sheffield-Scott was given the jersey, but he says he has hated the Spurs "since birth."
"[Expletive] the Spurs y'all bout to lose 4-0 to the rockets y'all have absolutely no chance in this series [expletive] the players and the coaches," Sheffield-Scott wrote on the post.
Sheffield-Scott's post has earned thousands of shares and comments from angered fans.
He says he is a LeBron James fan.
When they showed this guy on the jumbotron at the game there was a noticeable groan from Spurs fans who felt bad for him. pic.twitter.com/Jz2nceXaiC— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) May 2, 2017
Although James is widely regarded as the best basketball player on the planet, Duncan is no slouch.
The former Spurs forward is one of the most decorated players in NBA history. During his 19-year career, Duncan's accolades include: the 1997 Rookie of the Year award; 15 All-Star, All-NBA, and All-Defensive team selections; five NBA titles, and two NBA MVP awards.
The top pick in the 1997 NBA Draft retired following the 2015-2016 season.
But Sheffield-Scott wasn't the only fan miffed by the Spurs' thumping earlier this week. A New York Times reporter posted a photo of a Spurs fan wearing an unburnt jersey Monday. That fan was holding a sign reading: "I flew 7,200 miles to see Kawhi [Leonard] and the guys!!! Go Spurs Go!"
The Spurs have won five rings since 1999, all under current Gregg Popovich. The future Hall of Fame coach is 1,150-506 and 162-101 in the postseason in his 21-years Spurs tenure.